IDAHOBIT 2022 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️
🌈Today is the 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐚, 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐚 (IDAHOBIT).
📌It was first celebrated on 17 May 2004. IDAHOBIT was chosen because in 1990 on this day the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the international statistical classification of diseases, injuries and causes of death.
➡️The battle for LGBTQIA+ rights has a long history. It began in 1948 when Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights prohibited any discrimination based on personal status. This principle is enshrined in Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of 2000 was the first international document to explicitly prohibit any discrimination based on sexual orientation.
🆘Unfortunately, today the LGBT community still suffers from violence, harassment and discrimination. There are still politicians who promote homophobic policies and incite hatred.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕!
🇪🇺In this context, the action of the European Union is crucial. We think that two changes are needed:
1️⃣The European Union and national governments must combat prejudice and intolerance with concrete action, promoting awareness-raising programmes for LGBT equality. Education and cultural acceptance are key elements in solving the problem.
2️⃣ Policies for equal treatment in both civil and social rights are needed. Marriage equality is still allowed only in 16 EU Member States Adoption by persons of the same gender is only allowed in 14 EU Member States.